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UP’s senior IAS Dr Akhilesh Mishra sold vegetables on the roadside in Prayagraj

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Lucknow: A senior IAS officer in UP sold vegetables sitting on the road for a long time. Seeing him selling vegetables, a friend took a photo, which soon went viral on social media. Everyone was surprised to see a senior IAS officer selling vegetables on the road.

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Officers are on big posts in UP government

According to the report, the officer selling vegetables was none other than Dr. Akhilesh Mishra. He is the Special Secretary in the Transport Department of Uttar Pradesh. In addition to being an officer, he is also a good poet and often attends poetry conferences.

Seen selling vegetables on the road in Prayagraj

After the picture of selling his vegetables on social media went viral, Akhilesh Mishra clarified. He said, ‘I had gone to Prayagraj yesterday on government work. While coming back, stopped at one place to see the vegetables. The vegetable seller was an old lady, who requested me to keep an eye on her vegetables. She is coming in a while. Maybe her child had gone somewhere far away. She got up from the shop to find whom.

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Social media users are having fun

IAS Dr. Akhilesh Mishra may have given his explanation but social media users are enjoying it fiercely. People are saying what is happening to UP after all. Earlier, Industrial Development Minister Satish Mahana was seen driving an e-rickshaw in Kanpur. Now senior IAS officers are selling vegetables.

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